Working with our Dietary team the Food Services Department prepares therapeutic and modified diets for patients as well as preparing meals for employees, visitors and special functions.
Previous experience in an institutional cafeteria or, restaurant preferred, but not required.
The Cook will accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, cook, and present a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods: to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special/Catered Events. The majority of meals are prepared for our patients; however lunch and special events are served to visiting families, staff and to the general public.
Prepares and cooks to order foods that may require short preparation time.
May prepare food and serve patients/customers at an a la carte steam table and may operate a grill station.
Prepares food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided.
Reads food order or receives verbal instructions on food required by patron and prepares and cooks food according to instructions.
Provides the highest quality of service to customers at all times.
Follows basic recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments.
Prepares foods under direct supervision or instruction by operating a variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding fruits and vegetables, and trimming and cutting meat, poultry or fish for culinary use.
Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, checks production, and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment.
May clean and sanitize work stations and equipment
Equipment Used: - General office equipment, mixer, ovens, steamer, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales, dish washer
Job Code: 100069
License or Certification:- Food handlers permit (if required by state or county regulations)Total Education, Vocational Training and Experience:- Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets, recent institutional cooking experience and special function cooking experience desirable. - Knowledge of all A.A.C.C.P. guidelines, preferred. - Knowledge of food safety guidelines, preferredMachines, Equipment Used:- General office equipment, convection oven, mixer, steamer, gas range, grill, oven, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales, meat slicerPhysical Requirements: - Ability to sit, stand for long periods, reach, push, pull and lift minimum of 20 pounds, stoop and kneel- Ability to grasp and use fine finger movement, feel fine sensation to discern temperate and texture.Skills and Abilities:- Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English.- Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner- Ability to communicate effectively in both writing and verbal arenas as well as via email.- Ability to work independently without supervision.- Ability to ensure sanitation of departmentEnvironmental Conditions:- Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure- Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.- Wet surfaces and sharp objects and high noise levels possible- Hot and cold temperatures extremes- May work under stressful circumstances at times.Proficiency or Productivity Standards:- May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.- Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e. before, during or after a disaster.- Regular attendance and reporting on time to work is a requirement of position.